>> China will be a part of the solution to the North Korean crisis. That's the message coming from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as he departed for his trip to Asia over the weekend. That includes stops in both Beijing and Pyongyang. Pompeo brushing aside the possibility that worsening tensions between China and the U.S., could hamper efforts to get North Korea to denuclearize.
>> The American people deserve to know.>> It comes as U.S. vice president, Mike Pence escalated Washington's pressure campaign against Beijing this week. His speech Thursday marked a sharpened U.S. approach to China, that went beyond the bitter trade war. Accusing Beijing of coordinated efforts to undermine U.S. President Trump, ahead of next month's midterms.
But according to Pompeo, China has said it will support U.S. efforts in North Korea. Despite some of the disagreements between the two feuding nations. This weekend's visit will be the fourth time Pompeo has touched down on North Korean soil this year. It's an important meeting for the Secretary of State, he's hoping to secure a date and location for Trump and Kim Jong-un's second summit meeting.
He's also looking to improve on his last stop to the renegade state.>> We had many hours of productive conversations.>> He left in July hailing progress, only for North Korea to denounce him for making quote, gangster like demands.